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Fall 2013 Groups!
Groups are often the most effective way to
- gain support and encouragement from others;
- learn how you are perceived by others;
- gain specific skills to improve your life;
- develop relational skills.
Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged.
SMART Recovery is a science-based addiction recovery support group where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid their recovery through mutual help face-to-face and online meetings and services. No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery tools and techniques can help you overcome the behavior! SMART Recovery is unique in that it advocates choice, so that those seeking recovery can choose what works best for them from a variety of options. SMART Recovery is evidence-based, secular, and ALL addictive behaviors are welcome (e.g., binge eating, substances, shopping, internet, video games, etc.) Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm, starting November 13th at Counseling Services – Administration Building Room 201 – For information contact Counseling Services at 408-924-5910
A safe and supportive place to discuss anxiety, stress, and worry with peers. A place to learn new effective skills for coping with these difficult feelings and to learn from the experiences of others. Wednesdays, 10am-Noon beginning Sept. 18.
CALMING YOUR MIND: MINDFUL SOLUTIONS FOR STRESS GROUP
Enhance your ability to relax and calm both mind and body. Learn effective techniques to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Mondays, 3:00--4:30pm, Administration Building 2nd floor, starting Sept. 16. Contact Alexandria (924-5910) if interested.
DEAL ME IN! - MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
A Supportive group for men to discuss relationship issues, family and gender expectations,
and other male concerns while playing a friendly game of cards. Time, place, dates: TBD. Contact Karisman for an appointment (924-5910).
EATING AWARENESS GROUP
A safe, supportive, caring place for women to develop effective strategies for dealing with body image and eating issues. Dates, Time, and dates: TBD Contact Colleen Johnson if interested (924-5910).
FEELING GOOD: FIGHTING DEPRESSION WORKSHOP SERIES
In this 4-week workshop, students will learn how to more effectively manage mood and
boost happiness. They will get practical strategies and tools to feel better fast.
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm, Administration Building, 2nd floor, start date: Sept. 25. Contact Steve to sign up (924-5910).
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DISCUSSION GROUP
Whether you are just beginning your college career or are a graduate student, there is usually a significant amount of stress in adapting to school in the US. Join fellow international students to share study tips, support, and wisdom about life at SJSU. Mondays, Administration Building 2nd floor, dates: TBD. Contact Yu-Ping (408) 924-5924 or Daniele (408) 924-5914 if interested.
INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP(s)
A supportive group for women and men to discuss life issues, relationship issues, family and gender expectations, and other concerns. There are three separate groups running throughout the week. Time, place, dates: TBD. Contact Yu-Ping for an appointment (924-5910).
GENERATE: First-Generation Student Group
Just because you are the first in your family to go to college doesn't mean you are alone to figure things out. Find out about resources and receive support for your personal and academic success. Fridays. Sept. 27, Oct 11, Oct 25th, Nov 8, and Dec 6 3:00pm–4:00pm | MOSAIC Contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Morazes@sjsu.edu if interested.
This 4-wk workshop includes topics around dating, communication, deal-breakers, healthy
relationships, red flags, and surviving break-ups. Wednesdays, Start date: TBD 5:30-7:00pm. Contact Karisman if interested (924-5910).
STUDENT PARENTS DISCUSSION GROUP
In this 6-wk workshop, students will learn positive parenting techniques and skills. Couples or single parents are welcome. Time, place, dates: TBD. Contact Richard if interested (924-5910).
LGBTQ DISCUSSION GROUP
A safe and supportive place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans., Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally students to connect with other members of the community and discuss a wide variety of topics such as politics, pop culture, current events, academics, relationships, family, educational debates, and much more. Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30pm, Starting Sept 10, Location: Administration Building, 2nd floor. Contact Stephanie for more information or if interested (924-5910).
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP
To provide a safe and supportive environment where students can obtain, explore, and practice social skills. The group will be psychoeducational, but will also provide opportunities for members to process their experiences in and outside of the group. Fridays, Times and start date: TBD. Contact Kell (924-5910) if interested.
TEST ANXIETY WORKSHOP
This is a four week workshop designed to help you overcome anxiety about studying for or taking tests. You'll learn new skills and strategies to help you cope with your anxiety and improve your testing performance. The group will utilize CBT techniques to help you address the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to anxiety. Four Fridays, 9:30-10:30am, starting Sept 27, Location: TBD. Contact Kell (924-5910) if interested.
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
A supportive environment for women to grow, explore and talk about school, goals, relationships, and other personal issues. Wednesdays, 3:00-4:20pm, and Starting soon! Contact Colleen or Diana (924-5910) if interested.
WOMEN OF COLOR EMPOWERMENT GROUP
Come to this workshop for support, motivation and to learn skills to help you reach your current and future professional and academic goals. Topics covered will include improving public speaking skills, assertiveness and cultural expectations vs. professional and academic expectations. Location for the group will be Counseling Services, ADM bldg Rm 269.
Tue. Sept. 10th 5-6pm
Tue. Oct. 8th 5-6pm
Tue. Nov. 12th 5-6pm
Tue. Dec 3rd: 5-6pm